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Vol. 2, No. 86
Tues., Aug. 7, 2001

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

UNI COURSE PACKET SALES: Copy Central prepares, prints and sells course packets. There are several advantages to using Copy Central: a free copy of the course packet for the instructor, increased hours at the beginning of the semester, a convenient on-campus location and lower prices. For complete details contact Brenda Edgerton at 3-6340 or http://www.print-services.uni.edu/coursepacket/index.html
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FALL RESERVES: New fall reserve lists should be in by Fri., Aug. 10. to guarantee reserve materials will be ready for the first day of classes. Forms for new reserve request are available at: http://www.library.uni.edu/depts/msc/reserve_request.htm For more information: email libmsc@uni.edu or phone 3-6002.
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WEBCT WORKSHOP: ITS-Educational Technology, is offering free WebCT workshops on Aug. 15th and 16th for faculty members at UNI. WebCT is a tool that allows you to create on-line courseware as a supplement to an existing face-to-face course, or to help you create a course that is completely on-line. You should have some experience in creating your own Web pages. For more information, please visit http://webct.uni.edu/institute or call 3-2309.
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EQUIPMENT CHECK OUT: As the school year quickly approaches, UNI faculty and staff should note that Educational Technology-Equipment Check Out has audiovisual equipment (including laptop computers) available to supplement what your department offers. Equipment is delivered to and picked up from departmental offices on campus once a day Monday through Friday, or items can be picked up at the CET room #113. Reservations should be made at least two days before equipment is needed. For reservations or inquiries call 3-2342, or e-mail us at: ITSEquipmentCheckout@uni.edu
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EMPLOYEE SURVEY: All UNI employees are invited to participate in a survey on employee attitudes and organizational change conducted by Kim LeGro, a psychology graduate student, for her masters thesis. Participation is anonymous. The survey will take 15-20 minutes to complete. To participate, visit http://www.csbs.uni.edu/users/legro/uni/consent_form.asp. The username is "survey", and the password is "legro".
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FACILITIES PLANNING: Facilities Planning announces a new web site. http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/facplan/ All requests for Facilities Planning services (including furniture) should now be submitted through this Web site. Information on Facilities Planning and project request procedures are included on the Web site. Areas of the site are still under development. Feedback is appreciated.
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WRS FACILITY REGISTRATION: WRS will begin accepting registrations on August 1. Annual facility usage runs from Sept. 1, 2001 to August 31, 2002 at an individual cost of $120 for UNI Faculty/Staff or their spouse. You may register one of three ways: New - online registration! You may register for facility usage at http://access.uni.edu/wrs/user/index.cgi and for towel service at http://access.uni.edu/wrs/towel/index.cgi or log on to Access UNI, go into the forms repository under WRS Facility User Registration and print a facility registration form. Mail completed form to: 0201 Wellness/Recreation Services, or stop in our office, WRC 101, and register in person. Do not hesitate to call our office for assistance 3-6275.
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NEWS

CNN: The latest edition of Campus News Network details Mailing Center delivery changes, a MEMFIS update, a profile on Sam Barr, the newest hires and more. These stories can be viewed at: http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/cnn/issues/080701
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Notice: Student UserIDs Change Wednesday, Aug. 8th. To learn more about this, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/faqs/email/email14.htm If you have questions, call Tom Peterson at 3-6460.
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CAMPUS REPAIRS/PAINTING SCHEDULE: The following areas on campus will be closed due to repairs/painting. Thurs., Aug. 9 ROTH (all but West end) South Dome B West drop of Dome
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PARKING LOT MAINTENANCE 2001/PAVEMENT SEAL COATING: Pavement seal coating will take place in three campus lots on Aug. 13, 14 and 15,2001. 1.) ART SOUTH LOT, August 13,14,15 2.) CAMPBELL WEST C LOT, August 13,14,15 3.) GILCHRIST A LOT August 13,14,15. Seal coating in the GILCHRIST A LOT will take place in two phases requiring one-half of the lot to be closed at a time. The south side of the GILCHRIST A LOT (south of sidewalk) will be closed Monday Aug. 13 and Tuesday Aug. 14. The north side of the GILCHRIST A LOT (north of sidewalk) will be closed Wednesday Aug. 15. In the case of inclement weather, the work shall proceed the following day. Signage will be provided at each lot to announce shedule changes.
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PARKING PERMITS: It's not too late to order your parking permit online. It can be mailed to you, or picked up at the Department of Public Safety. The deadline for applying online for your 2001-2002 parking permit is Aug. 15th. The charges can either be payroll deducted for staff and faculty, or put on a student's Ubill. To access the online application, visit Access UNI and go to the link for the 2001-2002 parking permit application. You'll need your social security number and PIN in order to access the online application. For those wishing to purchase permits in person, they are now available at 102 Gilchrist Hall during business hours. If you have questions, contact Ann Kjeld at 3-2710.
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UNI IN THE NEWS: The Minneapolis Star Tribune ran an article on immigration and how it's impacting Mason City. UNI's Mark Grey is quoted as an expert. To read the article, visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/newsroom/tribstory.html
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STUDENT EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY: You can now view student employment eligibility on MyUniverse News. It will be under the label "My Transactions" on the portal. An "Authorization for Transaction Usage" form must be completed and forwarded to April in Financial Aid (0024) to gain access. This allows employers to check work study eligibility, student enrollment, and initial forms required. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Employment Office at 3-6394.
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DOR MOVE: The administrative offices for the Department of Residence have moved to Redeker Center. We would like to thank the campus community for helping guests and students find our 2000-2001 location in Towers Center and we will appreciate all cooperation as people become familiar with our return to Redeker Center. Please feel free to stop in and see the new offices located on the lower level.
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INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP PROGRAM: Travel the world at home by volunteering to spend time with an international student. Volunteers act as friends and ambassadors by inviting their students to International Friendship events, family holiday dinners, movies, shopping, and more. No homestay involved. Call 3-6421 or stop by International Services for an application.
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INTERNET INFORMATION: UNI is no longer affliated with any particular vendor for additional remote Internet access. UNI still maintains the 30 hours/month modem pool for UNI students, faculty and staff. For more information visit: http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase/isp.htm
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HOURS

INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES AND TECHNOLOGY SERVICES: Beginning Aug. 3 @ 5:00pm, IRTS will be closed until Mon., Aug. 27 @ 7:45 a.m.
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REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS: Beginning Mon., Aug. 20, regular business hours, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., for University offices will resume. Supervisors of staff who do not have e-mail access, will need to inform them of regular business hours.
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